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Rukavina, Paul; Langdon, Jody; Greenleaf, Christy; Jenkins, Jayne – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2019
The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether weight-related attitudes mediate the effect of goal orientation on cultural pluralism and diversity attitudes among pre-service physical educators. Results from 235 (Mage = 20.91 years, SD = 7.75) participants confirm the positive relationship between task orientation and attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Student Attitudes, Cultural Pluralism
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Pascal, Michael Joseph; Layne, Todd Estel; Irwin, Carol C. – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a heart rate measurement system on student motivation and parent satisfaction of the information obtained. Participants (n=27) either took a survey as a parent/guardian (n=11) or were interviewed as a student (n=16). The survey was based on a qualitative measure and used to determine the…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Parent Attitudes, Satisfaction, Data Collection
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Yli-Piipari, Sami; Manninen, Mika; Smith, Bennett L.; Hollibaugh, Casey; Chambliss, Heather; Udwadia, Jon – JTRM in Kinesiology, 2019
This study examined the effectiveness of a physical activity (PA) intervention among obese Hispanic children delivered by a free mobile phone game application (app) recommended by a pediatrician. A sample of 40 (age M=10.16[2.01] years) children participated in this pilot study. Pre- and posttest data were collected on participants' PA attitudes,…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Intervention, Obesity, Hispanic Americans